Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County

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Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Uniform Title:
Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, Fla. : 1975)
Portion of title:
Jewish Floridian
Physical Description:
8 v. : ill. ;
Language:
English
Publisher:
Fred K. Shochet
Place of Publication:
Miami, Fla

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Subjects / Keywords:
Jewish newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 28, 1975)-v. 8, no. 40 (Dec. 17, 1982).
Numbering Peculiarities:
Issue for Jan. 2, 1976 called v.2, no. 22, but constitutes v.2, no. 1.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Numbering in masthead and publisher's statements conflict: July 28, 1978 called no. 14 in masthead and no. 15 in publisher's statement; Aug. 25, 1978 called no. 16 in masthead and no. 17 in publisher's statement; Aug. 10, 1979 called no. 15 in masthead and no. 16 in publisher's statement; Oct. 22, 1982 called no. 31 in masthead and no. 32 in publisher's statement.
General Note:
"Combining Our voice and Federation reporter."

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OF PALM BEACH COWTY
Combining "OUR VOICE- and FEDERATION REPORTER"
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Palm Beach County, Florida Friday, July 16, 1976 ^ k. ahoett-Fru.y, jiy is, itn price 25
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Beth El Service Honors Freed Israelis
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Israel Jet Flies
To West Coast
WILMINGTON, Delaware (JTA) The Westwind,
the Israel-made executive jet, successfully completed its
first non-stop coast-to-coast flight last week, it was an-
nounced here by Atlantic aviation, North American dis-
tributors of the plane.
According to Atlantic aviation, a demonstrator model
carrying four passengers, flew 2,500 miles from LaGuardia
Airport, New York, to Los Angeles International Airport
in six hours, 22 minutes without refueling and had an
adequate reserve of fuel when it landed.
The aircraft flew at an average cruising speed of 470
m.p.h. at an altitude of 43,000 feet. It carried baggage for
six persons and 200 pounds of additional equipment. The
Westwind was designed and built by Israel Aircraft In-
dustries.
the sounds of the Shofar
through the Temple
El's Fread Sanctuary in
Palm Beach, members of
Palm Beach County Jewish
lity gathered on the eve-
of July 5 to celebrate a
jgiving Service honoring
104 hostages rescued from
Airport in Uganda the
day before. The service, con-
ducted by Rabbi William H
Shapiro, demonstrated the hope
and optimism of the Jewish peo-
ple all over the world.
Viewed as a "miracle," Rabbi
Shapiro stated, "it was a magni-
ficent, courageous and audaci-
ous operation, brilliantly plan-
ned and precisely executed. But
Aussies Join UNEF Guards
UNITED NATIONS (JTA) An Australian heli-
pter unit is to join the United Nations peace-keeping
rce in the Sinai. The UN said today that the unit
omprising four Iroquois helicopters, nine pilots and 37
upport personnel would arrive early the month in the
-erational area of the force.
The Australian offer to provide the unit came after
Secretary-General's report to the Security Council last
Sober that UNEF would require additional personnel and
quipment.


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it is the fate of Israel that every
joy and delight must be ac-
companied with pain and
mourning.
'This operation," he contin-
ued, "has done more for the
rule of law, in attempting to
take man out of the jungle,
than the United Nations has ac-
complished since its inception
in the mid-1940's."
While Cantor Leonard Price
chanted the "El Moleh," a can-
dlelighting ceremony comme-
morating the four heroic Israelis
who were killed in the attack
was performed by Israeli Scouts
Ayelet Dekel, Orit Lavan, Danny
Kedar and Idan Barak.
Other members of the Jewish
community participating in the
service included Henry Lerner,
Temple Anshei Sholom; Rabbi
Eisenberg, Temple Beth Shalom;
Rabbi Jerech, Temple Anshei
Sholom; Joseph Cohen, Temple
Israel; Mr. Weidenfeld, Temple
Beth David; Victor Bakalar,
Temple Emanuel; Stanley Bren-
ner and Kenneth Scherer, Jew-
ish Federation of Palm Beach
County; Detra Kay, president of
the Jewish Community Center;
members of the Temple Beth El
Hebrew High School; and Bar-
bara Weinstein, president of
Temple Beth El, who organized
the Thanksgiving Service.
Itzhik Manger
Writing Awards
Go to Quartet
TEL AVTV (JTA) The Itzhik Manger awards for
Yiddish creations was awarded here to the Israeli poet,
Aryem Shamri and the Swiss poet, Leiser Eichenrand; to
the writer, Eliezer Rubinstein; and to the Yiddish stage
artist, Shimon Djigan.
The festive ceremony at the Habimah Theatre hall was
attended by President Katzir, Minister Yehoshua Rabino-
witz, Jewish Agency Treasurer Aryeh Dultzin, and Tel Aviv
Mayor Shlomo Lahat, who surprised the audience when
delivering his greetings in Yiddish, stressing that "this
evening may mark the end of the Kultur Kampf between
Hebrew and Yiddish which started 70 years ago in Czerno-
wicz."
Maariv editor Shalom Rosenfeld, who heads the
awards committee, officiated. He read greeting letters from
Golda Meir and Meir Weisgal, of the Weizmann Institute.
Professor Leiser Podriatzik, of the Tel Aviv Univer-
sity, spoke on Itzik manager.
vStfT* the cakea for tbe CamP Shalom Birthday
m iS? (from bft) Leslie Brenner, CTT supervisor;
\hiar I901' "TV Mike Boone, unit head; and Danny
'"oeli Scout.
"Happy Birthday, U.S.A.I" The boys and
girls of Camp Shalom celebrated the Bi-
centennial with a birthday party honor-
ing their own birthdays as well as the
nation's. Divided into groups of birthday
months, the campers performed skits de-
picting great events of the past 200 years.


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The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Brotherhood Convention Planned
Friday, Jmy u
Delegates and their wives
from all parts of the United
States, Canada and aferoad are
expected to attend the 26th
biennial convention of the Na-
tional Federation of Temple
Brotherhoods, Nov. 10 to 14 at
the Diplomat Hotel in Holly-
wood.
Nationally prominent person-
alities will discuss crisis prob-
lems facing Jewry and the com-
munity at the opening session
and closing banquet.
The NFTB is the service or-
ganization of 500 temple men's
clubs, with 75,000 members, and
is affiliated with the Union of
American Hebrew Congrega-
tions.
About 1,000 delegates will at-
tend the convention, the theme
of which is "Proclaim Liberty."
JOSEPH NAROT, rabbi of
Temple Israel in Miami, will
speak at the Nov. 11 luncheon
on "The Contribution of Jews
in the Last 200 Years in Amer-
ica."
Rabbi Alexander Schindler, of
New York, president of the
Union of American Hebrew Con-
gregations, will deliver the Fri-
day night convention sermon at
an installation service in Tem-
ple Beth El, Hollywood.
Nineteen training seminars
for brotherhood leaders are
scheduled at the four-day meet-
ing. Panel discussions on con-
troversial issues also are on
the agenda, as well as showings
of Jewish Chautauqua Society
films.
New national officers and
board members will be elected.
The new board will be briefed
and organized at the Sunday
morning breakfast meeting.
SHEPARD BROAD will be
honored at a banquet Saturday
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Chautauqua will also endow
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RABBI SCHINDLER
tl at night, which will be ac-
cepted by Sister Trinita Flood,
college president. A new JCS
film will be previewed. Robert
Gordon, a local banker, will
serve as chairman of the affair.
ST. LOUIS (JTA) The
United Orthodox Jewish Com-
munity of Saint Louis has hail-
ed a new kosher food bill de-
signed to protect observant
Jews from fraud in the sale of
kosher meat and other kosher
food items. The measure, intro-
duced by Sen. Maurice Schech-
ter and adopted at the 78th gen-
eral assembly of the Missouri
legislature, was just signed by
Gov. Christopher S. Bond and
takes effect Aug. 13.
It provides for a fine of not
less that S2S or more than $500
or imprisonment for not less
than 30 days or more than one
year for offenders.
ACCORDING to Rabbi M. H.
Eichenstein, Chief Rabbi of the
Orthodox community, the new
law will replace a 1927 law that
was vaguely written and diffi-
cult to enforce. The old law
referred only to kosher meat
f T ,prePartJon and J
quired kosher certification^
for raw meat, poultry and ffi
catessen. ^
The new bill itemizes all mJ
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by takes cognizance of thTa
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the Jewisn Florunan of Palm Beach County
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OinitZ Addresses Advisory Conference Council Questions Brown's Fitness
Palm Beach County Federa-
Ition's community relations
!,hirman Henry Grossman was
issr *Nationai jew-
I "h Community Relations Ad-
s'visory Council's plenary session
II its annual national confer-
Itfce June 26'30- HeU at ^
If alt Hotel in Louisville, Ky., it
| was attended by delegates from
1100 Federations and the nine
I national major Jewish organiza-
Itions- .
I Simcha Dimtz, Israel's Am-
Ibassador to the United States,
I was principal speaker. Among
| the important points: he made
Iwere these on:
I Lebanon: the motivation
| for the fighting and also the
| physical situation is obscure.
I PLO, the chief instigator, is
I estranged from Syria. Iraq has
Ishifted troops from the Israel
Iborder and Jordan is seeking
I arms from Moscow. The PLO
leader. Yasir Arafat, who a
while ago was welcomed at the
I UN. cannot even get into Beirut.
I Inter-Arab Rivalry: Arabs
I are not a monolithic bloc, but
I are constantly shifting alle-
Igiances for individual profit.
| Minorities may be tolerated as
| Individuals, but no Arab country
| "can tolerate a communal mi-
Inoritv within its bounds."
I About the 40-50,000 Mos-
lems and Christian Arabs
| slaughtered in Lebanon, he ask-
led "If Arabs can do this to
I Arabs, what will they do to
I Jews?"
I "American guarantee of se-
Icuritv for Israel" implies send-
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of aggression. Israel doesn't
want this. Israel wants only se-
cure borders and the ability to
defend herself.
Boundaries, settlements
and occupation are not "ob-
stacles to peace." "We do not
need the modern prophets of
the glass house to preach peace
to us." And "Jordan's occupa-
tion of the West Bank did not
bring peace."
The PLO is the Palestin-
ians' worst enemy. They do not
represent them. They are mere-
ly a grojip of "mercenary mur-
derers." Israel would accept a
two-state arrangement in the
Levant, one Palestinian, one
*** "We accepted this in
1948 and there would have
been no problem if the Arabs
had done likewise."
THE OPENING address, after
greetings from NJCRAC chair-
man Lewis Cole, was made by
Kentucky Sen. Wendell Ford
who compared the Preamble to
the Constitution with the prin-
ciples of NJCRAC, with stress
on "justice for all."
The plenary session's purpose
was to discuss major issues af-
fecting Jews domestically and
internationally. The 100 Fed-
erations and nine national or-
ganizations agree on interpreta-
tion of these issues and pro-
gram priorities for the coming
year. The result is a "program
Dv T,that **" vailable at
the Federation office in Octo-
ber. Workshops were also held
in various aspects of community
concerns and procedures.
Among the issues actively
debated were ERA and Wom-
en's Rights, the International
Scene and Prospects for Peace,
Democratic Pluralism the
American Way of Life in the
Bicentennial, School Desegrega-
tion in an Open Society, Church,
State and Inter-Religious Issuesj
Soviet JewryBrussels II, Neo-
Nazism, and Ethnicity and the
American Political Process.
The next plenary will be held
in Miami in January, 1977. All
Palm Beach County organiza-
tions are invited to send repre-
sentatives and should start now
to make arrangements. Addi-
tionally, the Greater Miami Jew-
ish Federation, the host, will
welcome Palm Beach Countians
who can volunteer to serve on
the host committee. Look for
further announcements in the
Floridian.
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Leah Rabin, wife of Israel's Prime Minister, cut the
ceremonial ribbon officially opening the Israel Tennis
Center. With her were (from left) Rubin Josephs, chair-
man of the board of governors and contractors' over-
seer; Pesah Belkin, Mayor of Ramat Hasharon; Avram
Feiger, chairman of the Israel Lawn Tennis Associa-
tion; Harold Landesberg, general chairman; Joseph D.
Shane (behind Mrs. Rabin), vice chairman of the Is-
rael Tennis Center; and Dr. William Lippy, vice chair-
man and chairman of fund-raising, Israel Tennis Center.
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The plenary session of the National Jewish Commu-
nity Relations Council issued the following statement about
the hearings in the U.S. Senate pertinent to the confirma-
tion of Gen. George S. Brown as chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff:
"General Brown's response to
questions by Senators yesterday
at the hearing on his confirma-
tion reflect again his marked
insensitivity to a basic aspect
of the American system. The
annlication of such insensitivity
and ignorance in the field of
military preparedness and in-
telligence would plainly pose a
serious hazard to the interests
of the nation. The fitness of
General Brown to hold the high
office for which he has been
nominated is called into ques-
tion by his latest manifestation
of lack of judgment and discre-
tion."
Rabbi Tanenbaum Takes Issue
With Greeley and the N.Y. Times
Priest-sociologist Andrew
Greeley, accusing American
Jews of "strong and powerful
ami Catholic feeling" in an
article on the Op Ed page of
the New York Times, was re-
futed by Rabbi Marc Tanen-
baum, national director of Inter-
religious Affairs of the Amer-
ican Jewish Committee.
Rabbi Tanenbaum cited Jew-
ish support of and assistance to
Catholic education, support of
auxiliary services to parochial
schools and also in common ef-
forts to present truth in chang-
ing anti-Semitic aspects of some
Catholic teaching. He also do-
cumented Jewish concerns for
violations worldwide of human
rights, including those of Cath-
olic minorities in Ireland and
'n Communist countries.
"The real Issue," says Rabbi
Tanenbaum, "is not why Father
Greeley makes the charge, but
why the Times published the
material without demanding the
high standards of which Father
Greeley is really capable."
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The rt*efc m**M.n -a" -_- !--
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday, jmy lf.
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Stiffening of Backs
More than the freeing of the 104 hostages is the
fruit of the daring Israeli raid into Uganda last Sunday,
although that was miracle enough.
, The event has stiffened the backs of Israelis with
pride in their nation once more a pride they seem
to have lost since the Yom Kippur War.
Since then, it has almost seemed that Israel could
do nothing right, neither in her defense nor in her deal-
ing with domestic political and economic problems.
The raid brings back to Israel the sense of invinci-
bility she felt since the great War of Liberation.
More than that, it is an announcement to the world
that she will not be pushed too far. Israel has said this
over and over again, but in the diminishing of her pride
since Yom Kippur, 1973, the statementy seemed to be
more bravado than anything else.
Sunday, however, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
laid it out so that there should be no future misunder-
standing. "There is no law anywhere," he declared,
"that will prohibit our activity against this kind of ter-
rorism" in the future.
French Cowardice at Issue
The daring Israeli raid reminds us of two things:
the equally daring assault on Egypt from the west that
launched the 1967 War and the "Cherbourg Ships" in-
cident the Israeli seizure of ten ships in the French
harbor of Cherbourg on a Christmas night when most
Frenchmen were asleep, but when other Frenchmen
with a conscience joined the raiders to help them slip
the ships out of the harbor and sail them to Israel,
where they belonged.
Israel had long since bought and paid for the ships,
but in France's new self-assumed role as arbiter of
Europe's expediency in an increasingly dominant Arab
world, the French reneged. Not only did they refuse
to deliver the ships; they refused to return the money.
The "Cherbourg Ships" remind us of yet another
thing the instant reaction in Nairobi of France's Am-
bassador to Kenya Olivier Beleau to the raid. He want-
ed all of the Arabs and Africa to know that the Israeli
raid on Entebbe was carried out without French knowl-
edge or French participation.
What cowardice! It was a French jet involved, and
still the French were, and still they are willing to act
like shoeshine boys among the boots of beasts.
It is the beleaguered Israelis who have shown
them what national pride can achieve, as the 1967
war showed it, and the "Cherbourg Ships" too.
Balm to Our Own Soul
And so, in the end, the daring Israeli raid is more
than a back-stiffener for the Israelis It is a lesson to
the toady European and, yes, toady American too, who
have been bowing and scraping before Arab terrorism
since this new and despicable phenomenon first hit the
world.
How shocking an event the raid was to the Third
World-Arab-Soviet bloc is apparent by the reactions of
their leaders, who promptly cried phony tears over the
Israeli act of "aggression" against Uganda, but who
to our knowledge had said not a word throughout the
agonizing week that the terrorists held the hostages in
preparation for murder should their demands not be
met.
If this does not help those Americans and those
Europeans who continue to bow and scrape before Arab
blackmail see just exactly what the Israelis see, and
what they have been talking about all along, then we
suppose nothing will.
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Why is Smathe rs Still Silent?
Volume 2
Friday, July 16, 1976
Number IS
18 TAMUZ 5736
I^HE OLD saying, "like father
like son," is only that
just an old saying. It's an old
saying, but that doesn't mean it
is always true.
I can never imagine George
Smathers, in the heyday of his
power as a United States Sena-
tor, sitting back cooling his
heels in the face of an injustice.
But that's what his son, Flor-
ida Secretary of State Bruce
Smathers, seems to be doing.
BY HIS apparent indifference
to the very justified anger of
many South Floridians over the
publication of an anti-Semitic
column in the February, 1976
edition of the "Florida Profes-
sional Educator," young Sma-
thers shows himself to be any-
thing but a chip off the old
block, another old saying which
is just that just another old
saying, nothing more, and not
necessarily true.
The question at issue is a
column, "Confederate Shots,"
written under the apparent
pseudonym, Jefferson Davis
Lee, in which the writer argues
that Gov. Reubin Askew is a
lame duck and that his term
"is running out faster than
Columbia County's Ichetucknee
Springs propels skin divers to-
ward the Santa Fe River."
I'M NOT quite sure what this
means. If my dear old friend,
William Calhoun Baggs, were
still with us, he might explain
it all with one of his stories in
which the "Confederate Shots"
column would wind up a gob-
bling turkey and the pseudony-
mous Jefferson Davis Lee a
coon who has outsmarted him-
self.
In any case, I suppose the
point "Lee" makes is that the
1978 Florida Gubernatorial race
will soon be upon us and that
it is not too early to begin
thinking of qualified candidates.
The hitch occurs precisely at
the point that coon "Lee" de-
clares what "qualified" is to be.
He gets his turkey of a column
gobbling with the frightening
notion that Florida Attorney
General Robert Shevin, whom
he calls "Miami Bob," may very
well be a viable candidate.
AFTER ALL, he argues,
"Since Dick Stone's upset win
of a U.S. Senate seat in 1974
(upset? upsetting to whom?),
Shevin is convinced that being
a Miami non-Arian (sic) is no
longer an insurmountable handi-
cap."
Furthermore, according to
"Lee," the Attorney General has
already "built himself a cam-
paign war chest of nearly a
quarter of a million dollars"
which is "drawing a fat inter-
est every day in a savings ac-
count."
This last bit of a presumable
Florida educator's gobbledygook
is meant to evoke a picture of
Jews in one's mind with their
alleged obsession for money.
Other people, not Jewish
the Pentagon, the jetfighter
and bomber manufacturers, the
arms merchants, the oil cartel-
ists, the communications mono-
polists, the agriculture satraps
they, of course, have no inter-
est in money whatsoever.
BUT NEVER fear. Jefferson
Davis Lee offers Hans Tanzler
to the proper Floridian in a
paragraph of consolation, "Jack-
sonville's impressive mayor,"
whose "Arian lineage (sic),
Arian name (sic) and Arian at-
titudes (sic) will make him a
natural contrast to his non-
Arian (sic) opponent from Dade
County," meaning "Miami (Jew)
Bob" and his "fat interest ev-
ery day."
What is the "Florida Educa-
tor"? On its surface, it is a
newspaper whose illiterate mis-
spellings tell us something
bout why the Florida school
Mindlin
system is one of the worst in
the nation.
Its editor is Robert
ris and editorial office, m i
Jacksonville. I
Presumably, the "Florid, ivl
fessional Educator" httwi
lication of the Fiona.
sional Educators, an oroT*.
tion formed in April iS?*l
an alternative for teacher, !
Florida's law giving pSfcJ
Ployees the right to colL^
bargaining a law ft,,
opened the way to attempt/!
unionize the teaching mJ
sion throughout the state whjjl
many teachers oppose as J
professional.
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1976
-July 16,
MINDLIN
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach Count*
Page 5
hy Won't Smathers Eye MacNamara?
controversial because
[February edition of the
U professional Educator"
[tbe first newspaper pub-
by the Florida Profes-
u Educators organization,
[hence a poor showcase for
sident of the FPE is Ed-
j. ArahiU, principal of
|an High School in Miami,
Uas reoudiated the column
leclaring that "We just can't
that kind of image," a no-
pression of anguish at the
prospect of anti-Semitism in his
backyard if ever I heard one.
Then where were ArahiU and
his organization when "Lee"
did his dirty work? "It slipped
by us in getting this paper out,"
he has declared in a monumen-
tal dangling modifier, an atro-
cious error in English gram
mar, than which there are few
more heinous.
SOME SUP. But ArahiU did
identify the pseudonymous
"Lee" as David MacNamara, as-
sistant to Secretary of State
Bruce Smathers.
touth County Events!
i Beth El of Boca Raton
[Iponsor an adult education
er on Sunday evening, July
ii 5:45 at the Round Table,
i N. Federal Highway (U.S.
i Pompano Beach. The guest
ker will be Norman T. Men-
rabbi of Temple Beth EL
"Ask-the-Rabbi Session"
a potpourri of provocative is-
sues!
A -Cr 6
The first annual golf tourna-
ment (for men and women) will
be held on July 25 at Boca
Teec*. For a foursome arrange-
ment and starting time, call
Norman Stone at 392-6361.
Music at Eight
kedule Announced
gional Arts Productions
[announced that tickets for
1967-77 Music at Eight series
[available at the West Palm
Auditorium box office..
i-.W*i of 11 concerts be-
\ In September with die in-
itionally, acclaimed Israel
nonic Orchestra, under
I baton of Zubin Mehta.
series continues with
roianists Whittemore and
. appearing with the Miami
armonic, James Conlon
Sing; the Chamber En-
Orpheus with guest art-
om Wilson, flutist; Shir-
[ Verrett. the Metropolitan
i mezzo-soprano,
ting off 1977 will be a
I "bonus" concert by the
Symphony, with guest
Anna Moffo. During
there will be three
Staffan Scheia, the
(Swedish nianist: the Det-
Symohony Orchestra; and
Newspapei
Deadline
I*J| aVy from organJxa-
r* *ad individuals must
Mobnftted to the redet*
Wflce no later than 12
- (Monday) prior to
!*hm (every other
h^les ot current events
^!Mties should be 150
m or '. typewritten.
''Paced with pictures
1 >d properly iden-
J2wher with **
*e person submit-
e story, address,
e number and name of
ijr-feauon.
L**08 '"wild be 5 x T
T*d-white glossy, and
RM Charges
* "wte for photo-en-
Wpe.
t(> edit.
reserves the
* "^lerial to
iiL!loridian
tt Station
aw ^fechobee Blvd
Kilm **. Fl..
the Chinese-American virtuosi
Ma Si-hon, violinist, and his
wife, pianist Tung Kwong-
kwong.
IN A FIRST for the Palm
Beaches, the Houston Ballet
with the Houston Ballet Orches-
tra will appear in March as will
Eugene Fodor in a solo violin
recital and Byron Janis. who
has been called "one of the fin-
est living pianists."
The Music at Eight series
was deemed "one of the most
prestigious concert series ever
to be presented in the Palm
Beaches" by Palm Beach Post-
Time music critic Thelma New-
man.
The series producer, Regional
Arts Productions, has been de-
veloped to expand the cultural
life in the Palm Beaches and
the Southeast Region. By bring-
ing in artists of international
stature, by producing greater
musical awareness in local au-
diences and by promoting the
"regional" concept, RAP has
become a respected companion
to the local arts scene and cul-
tural life.
UNTIL AUG. 1 tickets may
be purchased from the follow-
ing non profit organizations
which are j>artidoaring in the
Benefit Sales Program:
The Parent-Child Study Cen-
ter of Community Mental
Health. 659-0849; WHRS-FM,
nublic radio. 732-9035; Temple
Beth El of West Palm Beach,
833-0339; Friends of the Re-
tarded. 968-0890; Women's
American ORT Palm Beach
Chanter. 588-8440: Lake Worth
ORT. 964-1727; Tamar Hadas-
snh in Roval Palm Beach. 793-
0084s
Tickets purchased through
these groups will benefit their
programs The Benefit Sales Pro-
gram has been developed bv Re-
gional Arts Productions to bene-
fit interested local groups and
to involve the community in the
arts.
Tickets to the Israel Philhar-
monic concert, as well as series
subscriptions to the entire Mu-
sic at Eight program, are also
available at the West Palm
Beach Auditorium. 683-6012. or
P.O. Box 3087, W. Palm Beach,
Fla. 39402.
Why such a politically-inspir-
ed column, with its obvious
prejudices, partisan and reli-
gious, should have been pub-
lished by the "Florida Profes-
sional Educator" in the first
place is a question that has yet
to be asked.
Why the assistant to the Sec-
retary of State should have al-
legedly written it in the second
place (is he an educator?) has
also to be asked.
BUT THE Florida office of
the Anti-Defamation League of
B'nai B'rith had a battery of its
own questions to ask. including
inquiries into a whole host of
conflicting statements that have
since emerged out of the "Lee"
turkey that no one seems will-
ing to answer:
As editor and publisher of
the "Florida Professional Edu-
cator," Robert Norris most re-
cently assumed responsibility
for writing the column, but in
earlier statements, he was quot-
ed as saying that Smathers1 as-
sistant (MacNamara) "did give
me the column." Why the
switch in stories?
On one occasion, Norris
confessed that the column
"came from the Secretary of
State's office, but I do not know
who wrote it." Later, he said,
"I did not get more than one
or two words or sentences from
MacNamara." Which, if either,
is true?
Killian's Dr. ArahiU main-
tains his position that MacNa-
mara is the pseudonymous
"Lee." Whoever the writer was,
why did Norris publish it at all?
And if, as it is now alleged,
Norris' intentions were bigoted
doesn't the Florida Profession-
al Educators organization have
an editorial board that could
have rejected the article for its
newspaper?
MacNamara denies all
statements implicating him in
the "Lee" column's writings and
anti-Semitic sentiments. Thus,
in effect, he brands Publisher
Norris as a liar. But, as the
ADL has written to Secretary
of State Smathers, Norris will
not comment "on any possible
knowledge he may have regard-
ing the authorship of the col-
umn." Why?
Smathers concedes in con-
tacts with the ADL that Norris
and MacNamara are "the only
competent evidence which I
have in the case." But Sma-
thers seems unwilling to move.
Is their conflicting evidence
sufficient for him to make a
unilateral decision?
WHAT THE Anti-Defamation
League is now calling for is a
non-judicial proceeding in
which MacNamara, Norris and
ArahiU can confront one "moth-
er with sworn testimony regard-
ing the anti-Semitic "Lee" col-
umn and in which, as Arthur
N. Teitelbaum, director of the
ADL's Southern Area, has writ-
ten to Smathers, "the parties
may question one another un-
der oath."
The ultimate question the
ultimate unsuppued answer
is Smathers and his failure to
react to this net of religious
filth and obvious prevarication
in the name of a cover-up.
One would think that Smath-
ers, as a high Florida State of-
ficial, would want the role of
his assistant clarified in an is-
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sue where his assistant should
have played no role at all is
the first place and where, once
having played it, he is now al-
leged to be the author of Hit
lerian sentiments down to the
last misspelling of the key
Aryan word.
SO LONG as Smathers re-
mains coy, he encourages Flor-
ida's not so-educated educators
to educate our state's teachers
in the ways of bigotry. Add this
to the natural illiteracy among
some of them, and you have a
potent weapon with which to
crush our kids some more. The
public schools are bad enough
these days.
William Calhoun Baggs would
surely have had a possum
story in ultimate commentary
on this coon turkev.
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infiltrate Israeli territory from
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said the terrorists came from a
base in Svria. He said that con-
tact was made shortly before
midnight north of the Adam
Bridge across the Jordan River.
The infiltrators were detected
by an Israeli patrol and killed
in a brief exchange of gunfire.
Three Kalachnikov assault ri-
fles, a silencer and other equip-
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There were no Israeli casual-
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first in seven months with ter-
rorists using Jordan as a cor-
ridor to enter Israel. The last
such incident occurred south of
the Dead Sea.
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The. Jewish fkrMbm -* n-_ o-----. *-
The Jewish Floridian of Palm Beach County
Friday,^ u
With the :
Orsanizations
JWV Auxiliary
Lillian Weintraub, president
of the Jewish War Veteran*
Ladle* Auxiliary No. 408 of
Palm Beach County, and her
husband, Arthur, a Post mem-
ber, attended the joint Depart-
ment of Florida Jewish War
Veterans and Ladies Auxiliaries
convention in Miami, June 25
to 27. The keynote speaker at
the convention was Rear Adm.
Stanley Fine, Mrs. Weintraub's
brother.
Esther Bayer, senior vice
president of the Auxiliary, was
crowned "Queen Bee" of Flor-
ida at the convention. The mem-
bership chairperson, she was
honored for having enrolled the
most members this year.
Women's American
ORT
On June 17 the 11 Palm Beach
County Chapters met with their
Broward Paper
Names Sales Manager
Broward Paper and Packag-
ing, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale
has announced the appointment
of Richard Lott as commercial
sales manager. Lott was a man-
ager for a wholesale operation
in Southeast Florida.
News
e
Notes
from around
the county
Don Vogel, of Finch Realtors
in North Palm Beach, received
the Sales Leader Award at the
monthly meeting of the North-
ern Palm Beach County Board
of Realtors. Presentation was
made bv Joseph G. Finch, chair-
man of the boards. Million Dol-
lar Club.
WHO..WHAT..
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
AND AGENCIES
JEWISH FEDERATION OF
PALM HACK COUNTY
Camp Shalom Day Camp
Community Calendar
Community Pre-School
Friendly Visitors
Information-Referral Service
Jewish Community Day
School
Jewish Community Forum
Jewish Community
Relations Committee
Jewish Family & Children
Service
Jewish Floridian of
Palm Beach County
Jewish Singles
Jewish Students Union-
Florida Atlantic University
Leadership Development
Program
"Mosaic" TV Program
Service to Institutions
Transient & Emergency
Relief
executive board to plan activ-
ities for the coming year. At the
planning conference the follow-
ing were elected to the region
board: Miriam Marks, presi-
dent; Ann Cohen, chairman of
the executive committee; Har-
riet Paul. Enid Kaufman, Ju-
dith Glatt. Anne Feinberg, Syl-
via Bunis, vice presidents;
Frances Hiltzik, financial secre-
tary; Lillian Rosenberg, record-
ing secretary; Blanche Silver-
man, corresponding secretary;
and Esther Barrish, parliamen-
tarian.
The new region office is at
3923 Lake Worth Road, Suite
212. Telephone 964-4520.
And they're off! ... 76 campers and staff of the first
Camp Shalom Teen Travel Program begin their celebra-
tion of 76 on June 24 from the WPB Auditorium. Trav-
eling up the East Coast to areas in and around Phila-
delphia, they witnessed first hand the 200th birthday
of "U.S."
JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE
an ouBCtrtoVflf professions! counting gtmcy $onrm *W
Jtwnh community of Mm Botch County. Prohmontl a*af
confidents! help is *vilt6le for
Problems of the aging
Adoption and child placement
Vocational counseling
1ft
Marital counseling
Parent-child conflicts
Personal problems
Private Offices
2415 Okeechobee Boulevard
Wast Palm Beach, Fla. 33409
Telephone: 684-1991
From Boca Raton, call collect
"trnriu 'mi i't (nt'f.a in family *a latfivieuil countwutfl I.
""O tar t> (F*at Dated on Mcomi ina f.mliy ill.)
1975-76 Community Pre-School
Program* and
5 Day Program
%
A.M. NOON
MONDAY FRIDAY
*?**** >- -Hi 4-yo.r.oW.
CfclM mm be 3 by Dec. 31, 197*
TuWo: $47.50 per mo*
Book F*.: $5
Relation *: $30
Kindergarten
CMW most be S by Dec 31, 1974
TnW $55 per month
Book Foe: 110
teiyieti alien Fee; $30.
JEWISH COMMUNITY
DAY SCHOOL OF
PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC,
2815 NORTH FLAGLER DRIVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA 33407
Telephone 832-8423-4
DR. SIDNEY SELIG, DIRECTOR
IF YOUR CHILD DESERVES THE BEST
ENROLL NOW IN
1 Pre-School Division, Full-Doy or Half-Day Programs
2. Kindergarten Division, Full-Day Program
3. Elementary Division, Grades One through Sixth
4. Junior High School Division, Grades Seven and Eight
THE JCDS IS IN IT'S FOURTH YEAR OF
QUALITY EDUCATION FOR
ROYS AND GIRLS WHOSE PARENTS
ARE SENSITIVE AND CONCERNED
JCC Presents...
"WE DO IT ALL FOR YOU"
Parent Effectiveness Training is the subject of discos-l
sion by Dr. Myles Cooley on Tuesday, July 20, at 8 p.m. a I
the social hall of the JCC, 2415 Okeechobee Blvd. This wil
be free and open to the public. Every parent, present
future, will want to open this door to better communicati
skills based on the writings of Dr. Thomas Gordon. Dr.
will be available to offer a complete course in this subji
upon sufficient request.
The next President's Council meeting is scheduled
Tuesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at the offices of the Jewish Q
munity Center, where community concerns are shared. Ev
president or representative should attend in order to be
of the planning procedures being worked on to benefit
entire Jewish community of the Palm Beaches.
Senior High Teens and Their Guests will dance to a liv
band on Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m. at the JCC social hall. Tbe|
fee for Center members is $2, guests will be charged $3i
Come and enjoy the company of good friends and good
ing.
Jewish Gays and Gils of Palm Beach County, ages 18-3
are invited to meet at the Jewish Community Center on Su
day, July 25, at 8 p.m. for a planning meeting. The
speaker will be Darryl Kogan. There is no. fee. Come and
your voice be heard so plans can be made by you for you.
Registrations are being accepted for the Jewish Co
munity Center's Mini Camp for Children, grades K-6, to
held at the Center from Aug. 16 to 27. There will be a fi
camping program including arts and crafts, outdoor gam,|
music and rhythm, tumbling, dramatics, puppetry, relay races,!
cooking, etc. Showers daily. The children are to bring theirj
lunches. Drinks and snacks will be provided. No transport
tion provided. The fee for JCC members is $15 per week |
insurance, for non-members $25 per week plus insur
Only a limited registration will be accepted. Call 689-7
for further information.
Call 689-7700 for iiformation about the Aug. 10-11 Jwj
ish Community Plea Market.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
of the palm beaches, inc.
241S
Notice To Organization Presiden
A notice was sent in June to presidents of local Jew
info
presidents
; organizations, agencies and institutions requesting
\ tion for the Directory of Presidents maintained by
\ tion for purposes of referral in the event of inquiries re
i organization, for referral and /or contact in clearance
maintenance of the Community Calendar and for *>*
i information and bulletins from the Federation board and "
I mittees re issues and actions of concern to your or
i and the Jewish community.
If you have not yet completed the form or if the
for some reason, did not reach you, please fill <*" "*,
below and return it to the Federation office as soon as
ble so that your organization can be accurately listed.
(clip ana man)
ORGANIZATION
PRESIDENT'S NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
HOME PHONE BUS. PHONE


, July 16,
1976
ThiJcwiMh Floridian of Palm Beach County
Page 7
3tt|e
Ilabbmtcai f age
dt voted to discussion of themes and it tuts relevant to Jewish Hfo past and present
co-ordinated by the
Palm Beach County Rabbinical Council
Editor
Rabbi William H. Shapiro
"I
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I
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Your Rabb' Speaks
The Three Weeks
RABBI E. EISENBERG
Temple Beth Shotom
Hollywood
. We enter the "Three
JL- (17th day of Tammus
Eh day of Av), the period
lEMANUEL EISENBERG
timing for our Sanctuary,
Holy Temple in Jerusa-
l" that was destroyed, we
i mindful of the cause of the
fraction: the unwarranted
and divisiveness that
among our people. To
nber, to mourn, is not
we must create the
me for the rebuilding of the
| Temple. We must show un-
ited love for one another,
counter the unwarranted
1 that originally caused the
uction.
ibtri Levi Yitzchack, of Bar-
received from the Baal
ev received from the Baa
i Tov, the founder of Hasid-
\ the following teaching on
avat Yisraeyl" (love of
fc's fellow): the Mishna teach-
| that "all Torah study not
nied by work will even-
come to naught. The
which the Mishnah in the
of our Fathers speaks
|is the working at practicing
fvat Yisraeyl."
teaching so deeply af-
I Rabbi Levi Yitzchack of
on that he devoted his
[ll helping others, and his
has become almost sy-
Ws with "Ahavat Yisraeyl."
ODAY, STILL, the question
IfW. Why mourn the de-
|"5 of the Holy Temple
I Bsb, when we have been
**<1 to see the reconstruc-
CJ"5 nd the restoration
IbJij ,omeIand In the State
I *. ,here some Jewish
[net says that we must go
| weeping forever?
,5 ""f*" can be given
** In Judaism this
genod has a special
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is opposed to sorrow, which
leads to despair, and despair is
diametrically opposed to faith.
Faith requires light and warmth;
it cannot exist in darkness and
cold.
The Jewish concept of sorrow
is altogether different from
other faiths. The Jews who
mourn during the three weeks
and especially on Tisha B'av
(9th day of Av) are not spirit-
ually depressed. This mourning
is a concept which is not a
yoke to the Jew. In contrast,
this sorrow has generated
tremendous creativity in the
Jewish people. It was this sor-
row, this restlessness, which
gave us the stubbornness and
endurance throughout our long
exile. Jewish sorrow demanded
heroism of us and inspired
heroism in us.
THE JEW has not forgotten
the past, but rather through the
observance of the "mourning
Deriod" of the Three Weeks
(from Shiva Asar B'Tamus to
Tisha B'av), looking ahead in
hope, our mourning has served
as a beacon lighting our way in
the dark exile.
More than ever we need a
national day of mourning Co
awaken in our souls the old
soarks of Jewish culture, of
Jewish idealism, to inspire in
us love of one another, to re-
fresh our spiritual stamina and
creativity.
"Ahavat Yisraeyl" is our
business. We must make every
effort to help our fellow human
beings. Simply helping another
materially, doing him an ordin-
ary favornot in order to draw
him nearer to Judaismis part
of the Mitzvah of "Ahavat Yis-
raeyl"!
If the power to survive, the
abiding strength of a people,
emerges from the test of tragedy
and defeat, then Tisha B'av is,
indeed, not only a day of mourn-
ing, but a celebration of gen-
uine victory; victory over
disintegration, victory over
time, victory over history, vic-
torv over defeat
UNDER THE "Huppah" (ca-
nopy (the groom shatters the
glass as a memorial to the shat-
tered sanctuary. And under the
same canopy the rabbi sanc-
tifies the marriage chants:
"Soon. O Lord our God. may
there be heard in the cities of
Judah and in the streets of Je-
rusalem the sound of rejoicing
and the voice of joy ."
The thunderclap of the crush-
ed glass serves to awaken our
faith in restoration and rebirth.
May this gift of faith kindle
in every Jewish heart the
strength and the will to convert
all our personal defeats into
victories, our tragedies into
spiritual joys And may the
sound of rejoicing be heard
again "in the cities of Judah
and streets of Jerusalem."
Amen.
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18 TAMUZ 7:55
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Inside
Judaica
By DR. FREDERICK LACHMAN
Q. What does Judaism say
about abortions?
A. In the Bible only ac-
cidental abortion is discussed:
e.g., causing an abortion of a
fetus in the course of a quarrel
as a result of kicking or strik-
ing a woman. A fine was im-
posed on the perpetrator.
During the Talmudic period,
however, the Encyclopaedia Ju-
daica reports, a basic rabbinic
statement appears in the Mish-
nah (Oholot 7:6) which contains
the fundamental regulations re-
garding abortion regulations
which have been kept alive
throughout the centuries.
The statement reads as fol-
lows: "If a woman travails to
give birth and it is feared she
may die, one may sever the fe-
tus from her womb and extract
it, member by member, for the
mother's life has precedence
over the child's life. But if the
greater part of the child has al-
ready emerged into the world
(from the womb), either its
head only, or its greater part,
it may not be touched even if
it endangers the mother's life
. because one may not reject
one life to save another."
What this passage means is
clear: while the child is still in
the mother's womb, it is not a
person in Jewish law, and its
destruction to save the mother's
life does not mean murdering
one person to save another; but
once the greater part of the
child has emerged from the
womb and into the world, it be-
comes a person in Jewish law,
and it cannot be destroyed to
save the mother's life.
With the reservation contain-
ed in the above quotation, all
the codifiers agree that an abor-
tion when the mother's life is in
danger is not only permitted
by Judaism but must be per-
formed. Many authorities have
gone farther than this, by per-
mitting, e.g., an abortion "if in-
tended to serve the mother's
needs even if not vital."
At the time of the Holocaust,
into the Kovno Ghetto, the Ger-
mans decreed that every preg-
nant Jewish woman shall be
killed together with her fetus.
As a result, in 1942 Rabbi
Ephraim ohrv decided that an
abortion was permissible in
order to save a woman from
the consequences of the decree.
MANY CODIFIERS permit
abortion when the birth of the
child would cause the mother
to lose her sanity, or if the doc-
tors declare that the child would
be born seriously deformed, or
if the pregnancy is the result
of rape. An important factor in
deciding whether or not an
abortion should be permitted is
the stage of the pregnancy: the
shorter the period, the stronger
are the considerations in favor
of permittina abortion.
It must be stressed, however,
that neither economic reasons
nor the fact that the child is
simply not wanted are sufficient
for even considering an abortion
under Jewish law. the Encyclo-
paedia Judaica savs.
Phinehas
"And he took Joshua bo/ore Eleazar .
and the congregation. And he laid his hands
upon him" (Num. 27.22-23).
PHINEHAS "And the Lord spoke unto Moses,
saying: 'Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron
the priest, hath turned My wrath away from the chil-
dren of Israel, in that he was very jealous for My sake
among them, so that I consumed not the children of
Israel in My jealousy. Wherefore say: Behold, I give
unto him My covenant of peace; and it shall be unto
him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an
everlasting priesthood' (Numbers 25.10-13). The chil-
dren of Israel were commanded to do battle with the
Midianites. Moses was instructed to give the daughters
of Zelophehad the inheritance of their father who had
died without sons. Moses ordained Joshua as his suc-
cessor. The portion concludes with a description of
the observance of the various holy days.
Synagogues in
Palm Beach County
REFORM
TEMPLE ISRAEL
1901 North
Wait film
833442)
Rabbi Irving B Cohan
Amoc. Rabbi Shaldon J. Ham
Sabbath aarvicaa. Friday at Ml P M.
TEMPLE BETH EL OF
BOCA RATON
P.O. Sox 568
Boca Raton. Florida 33432
JSMftl
Rabbi Norman T. Mandal
Sabbath aarvicaa. Friday at 8:15 PM.
Moravian Church, 12th Ava. and
Palmatto Park Rd.. Boca Raton
CONSCTVATIV^UlBLAi
TEMPLE ETERNAL LIGHT
P.O. Bos 3
Boca Raton. Florida 33434
426-1600
Rabbi Baniamin Roaaya)
Sabbath aarvkaa, Friday at 8:15 Bum
Sarvicaa hald at Unitaiian-
Jnivartalist Fallowahip Building
162 W. Palmatto Park Rd.
ora Ratcf
CONSERVATIVE
CONGREGATION
ANSHEI SHOLOM
5348 Orova Straat
W.tt Palm Baach. Florida 33409
684.3212
Rabbi Hanry Jarach
Daily sarvicas, S:30 a.m., 7 p.m.
Friday aarvkas. 8:30 a-m., 6 p.m..
830 p.m.
Saturday aarvkas. 8:30 am., 7 p.m.
TEMPLE BiTH EL
2815 North Flagiar Drlva
Waal Palm Baach. Florida 33407
833-0339
Rabbi William H. Shapiro
Sabbath tarvkaa. Friday at fciTS PJA.
Saturday at 9:30 A.M.
Daily MUnyan at 8:15 a.m.
Sunday at 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
315 North "A" Straat
laka Worth, Florida 33460
585-5020
Rabbi Emanual Daanharg
Sa'vicaa. Monday! It Thursdays
at 8:30 A.M.
Friday at 8:15 P.M
Saturday at 9:30 A.M.
TEMPIE BETH DAVID
Sabbath aarvkas, Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Sarvicaa hald at
Praabytartaw Oturck
10410 N. Military Trait,
Gard.ni 321 Northlaloa I
North Palm Baach, Ha.i
845-1134
Cantor Nicholai Fanakal
TEMPLE B'NAI JACOB
275 Alamada Driva
Palm Springs. Florida 33440
Sabbath aarvicaa. Friday a 8:00 p.a-
Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Mondays Thuradaya at 9:00 e.n.
Sarvicaa hald at Faith United
Praabytarien Church. Palm Springs
B'NAI TORAH
CONGREGATION
P.O. Box 2306
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Rabbi Nathan Zallxar
Sabbath sarvicaa, Friday at 8:15 PJA
2nd 1 4th Saturdays at 9tS0 AJS.
Sarvicaa hald at:
Boca Fadaral Savinga ft Loan Bank
3901 Fadaral Highway, Boca Raton
DELRAY HEBREW
CONGREGATION
(Maots at Mathodiat Faiowahip HaH)
342 N Swlnton Ava., Dalray
Philip Biakw, lay Raadar
For Information call
Mrs. Carl M!llar-t-19t3
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
N.W. Avanua "O"
Balla Gl.da, Florida 33430
lack Stateman. Lay Laadar
Sabbath aarvicaa. Friday at 8:30 PJA
TEMPLE EMANU-EL
193 North County Road
Palm Baach. Florida 33480
832-0004
Rabbi Max I. Forman
Canrcr frnaat Schraibar
Sabbath sarvicaa. Friday at 8:30 p.m
Saturday at 9 a.n
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